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Posted: Dec 19, 2012
Picosun Launches New Picofloat Particle Coating System
(Nanowerk News) Picosun Oy, leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer announces the launch of new Picofloat™ particle coating system. The new design will further complement Picosun’s versatile ALD equipment range and make thin film coatings on powder and particle samples even easier than before.
Powder materials form the basis of a huge number of industrial products, catalysts for chemistry and biochemistry, solid state batteries, pigments, additives for e.g. rubber, paper, plastic, cardboard and food, and medical and cosmetic substances being just a few examples. With ALD coatings the surface of the particles can be tailored according to e.g. electrical, optical, physical or chemical properties or the particles can be functionalized for completely new actions. Catalyst manufacturing with ALD is also more environmentally-friendly than conventional, wet chemistry –based methods. Carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanoparticles, -wires and -tubes, on the other hand, have almost unlimited number of applications in e.g. tomorrow’s electronics, energy production and storage and with ALD coatings, also those materials can be modified to realize completely new, unprecedented products, devices and applications.
In the Picofloat™ particle coating system the powder to be coated is in a constant motion which ensures uniform ALD film formation on every particle down to nano-scaled dimensions. Picofloat™ system is available for all, both old and new PICOSUN™ ALD reactors, up from the reactor model PICOSUN™ R-200 series.
“There is a huge demand for efficient powder and particle coating ALD equipment and already a large number of customers are requesting our new Picofloat™ system. We are happy to launch this yet another novelty to the market, after long development work. Picofloat™ particle coating system will meet our customers’ needs now and in the future and enables our breakthrough to yet new ALD markets,” states Mr. Timo Malinen, COO of Picosun.
Picosun Oy is a Finland-based, world-wide operating manufacturer of state-of-the-art ALD systems, representing continuity to almost four decades of pioneering, exclusive and groundbreaking ALD reactor design and manufacturing. Picosun’s global headquarters are located in Espoo, Finland, its production facilities in Kirkkonummi, Finland, US headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, and its Asian headquarters in Singapore. Today, PICOSUN™ ALD systems are in daily production and R&D use in numerous prominent industries and research organizations across four continents.